Katra businessmen formulate committee for talks

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, Mar 4:  A day after suspension of dharna following  meeting between the administration and agitating shopkeepers, Deputy Commissioner Reasi along with SSP Reasi visited the market area from Ban Ganga to Charan Paduka while local businessmen constituted an apex committee besides formulating a charter of demands.
DC Reasi Ravinder Kumar along with SSP Tahir Sajad Bhat visited the area upto Charan Paduka and also interacted with the shopkeepers for taking stock of their problems and issues.
Meanwhile, a number of businessmen of Katra met under the chairmanship of Minister of State and MLA Reasi, Ajay Nanda for formulating a committee for holding discussion with the Shrine Board authorities tomorrow.
The meeting, which was attended by ex-MLA Baldev Sharma, Amrish Magotra, Sher Singh, Jagdish and others, also formulated a five-point charter of demands, which would be submitted to the Bloeria panel during its scheduled visit tomorrow.
Pertinent to mention that Governor N N Vohra had already constituted a high level panel, headed by S S Bloeria and comprising of  B B Vyas, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister,  A K Sahu, CEO SMVD Shrine Board, for holding talks with the shopkeepers, who are opposing construction of new track to the cave shrine.